MORTON manager Jonatan Johansson has confirmed striker Bob McHugh will be sidelined for at least a month.

McHugh suffered a hairline fracture on his leg in the Greenock side’s 1-0 win over Queen of the South.

The Ton were struck with several injury blows last week, after three fixtures in the space of seven days.

The manager says there is now more positive news, with captain Jim McAlister returning to the squad for today's trip to Dingwall to face league leaders Ross County.

Striker Gary Oliver also returned to the bench against Falkirk after damaging his ankle ligaments, while left-back Rory McKeown is working his way back to full fitness.

Johansson told the Tele: “Bob will be out for at least three or four weeks.

“Rory is jogging now but he’s lost a lot of fitness because of the injury, so he’s still far away from being considered.

“I’m still looking to get Gary involved in a reserve game, it’s good to have him in the squad and he’s looking sharp in training.

“With him it’s trying to get him back to where he was before his broken collarbone. He was only back a week before he rolled on his ankle, which was unlucky but it’s what can happen sometimes when your body isn’t used to training for a while.”